6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
When people ask Steve Keen what he does for a living, he says ‘I’m an anti-economist’.
Professor Keen is a heterodox economist and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. He tries to provide people who haven’t been brainwashed by economists with a way to understand the world in spite of what economists say about it. This time in Brussels he’ll be talking about helicopter money – money injected directly into citizens’ bank accounts – and how central bankers are reinventing the new rules of the economy.
Steve Keen is one of the very few economists who best predicted the Great Financial Crisis and the Great Recession. He was among a remarkably small number who foresaw the crisis and raised the alarm in advance of the largest economic event of the post-Depression era. He is the Chief Economist at the Institute for Dynamic Economic Analysis (IDEA) and the Head of the School, Economics, History and Politics, Kingston University London, with the mandate to form the first truly heterodox economics department in Europe.
Debunking Economics – Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? (2011).